Here are 5 traps that have been harvesting the lives of ordinary people, and all poverty stems from these traps.

2bebetter
6 min readDec 18, 2023

What you see may not always be true. The choices you make may not be the right ones.

There are many things that are just on the surface, and we don’t always see the truth behind them. If we believe too much in appearances, it is easy for us to make wrong choices, and if we make one wrong step, we will lose everything.

Especially in this complicated era, there are many ways of doing things, and all kinds of trends are emerging. In the end, what is right for you and what is not suitable for you, we need to identify one by one. Otherwise, it is easy to become a stepping stone for others.

The following five traps, harvested the life of ordinary people, poor and unfortunate are originated from this.

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1. The “self-motivated” effort trap.

“I worked 3 jobs and over 80 hours a week thinking it would lead to success. But I was just burned out and spinning my wheels, not actually developing skills employers valued.”

Many people complain, “I’ve worked so hard, but I don’t get anything. It’s not fair. I’ve worked so hard, but I’ve accomplished nothing. It’s not worth it.

Is it really unfair, is it not worth it? Not really.

Many people’s efforts are superficial and ineffective, so even if they don’t sleep for 24 hours, they can’t get anything out of it, and maybe even their bodies are broken.

In the matter of “effort”, we have to understand one thing: Effort is just slave labor, which is of little value. If effort was useful, then the richest man in the world would not be Musk, but a donkey or a cow.

In everything we do, we should not have any idea of “touching ourselves”, but should do “useful work”.

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